Unit I Advanced (AFORSI)
Advanced Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration.
TO BE CONFIRMED
80 hours of class time
The following are required before beginning AFORSI:
- Students must be at least 25 years of age to qualify.
- Documentation to prove a tertiary qualification at a university or technicon.
- If one or both of the above requirements are not met: Submission of a written two
to three page personal essay describing how your life experience demonstrates your
ability to work with people and to follow a course of study through to completion.
- Completion and approval of an application form and required enrolment forms.
- Completion of at least a 250 hour bodywork program. Students must submit an official
transcript that shows at least 47 hours of Anatomy, 21 hours of Physiology, 45 hours
of Massage or other approved touch training, and 15 hours of Therapeutic Relationship.
- 50 documented hours of post-graduate massage practice experience or comparable clinical
Advanced Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration is an accelerated class designed
for trained physiotherapists, massage therapists and body workers who are interested
in training at RISI to become a Rolfer. Advanced Unit I provide massage and bodywork
professionals with the training and skills required to make a successful transition
into Unit II: Embodiment of Rolfing and Rolf Movement. Through lectures, demonstrations,
experiential exercises and clinical practice, students are introduced to new key
concepts related to the mastery of the principles and procedures they will learn
in Unit II.
Students are introduced to Rolf Movement Integration and trained in Skillful Touch,
RISI's own clinical practice form. Each student is assessed individually, receives
feedback, and develops a learning plan in collaboration with the instructor that
maximizes their learning experience during the interval prior to the starting Unit
II. An informative review of Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology is included in
preparation for RISI's Life Sciences Entrance Exam, required for entry into Unit
II: The Embodiment of Rolfing and Rolf Movement.
This ten-day intensive course is an accelerated, in-depth training designed to tap
into the foundation skills students already have, while simultaneously instructing
students in the new skills they will need to succeed in Rolfing. The dual emphasis
here is on cultivating a new conceptual base and training students to transition
their current touch and palpation skills to Rolfing. Students are challenged to
explore and learn about the specific features and requirements of touch and palpation
in Rolfing structural integration, including how it will expand and diversify their
current skill set and professional practice. Upon successful completion of Unit
I: Advanced Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration and completing all other
requirements, students are eligible to enroll in Unit II: Embodiment of Rolfing
and Rolf Movement.
- Cost of required books ranges from R1 800 – R3 500.
- Tuition fees do not include accommodation.
- Life Sciences exam fee is included in course tuition. Retesting fee is R500.
PLEASE NOTE Rolfing is not taught in Unit I. Completion of Unit
I does not entitle the student to use the terms ‘Rolfer’ or ‘Rolfing’, nor does
it guarantee entrance into the Rolfing training program.
Uploaded 05 October 2008, www.rolfing.co.za, editor: Eugenie Grobler